Welcome to the University of South Dakota!

Now that you've been accepted and decided that the University of South Dakota  is the place for you, there are a few more steps to complete in order to confirm your enrollment at USD

Submit your Housing Deposit

Your $100 housing deposit makes your admission official. Your deposit reserves your spot in the incoming class, provides you with your on-campus housing options and confirms any scholarship.
offers you receive from USD.  

Submit your deposit online

  • Resident Students: Your deposit will be held by University Housing after the start of the semester. Deposit refunds are issued in accordance withthe Residence Hall Contract. Housing applications are completed online, and you will be notified when the housing application becomes available.
  • Commuter Students: The housing deposit is not required for commuter students. Commuter students will need to contact the Office ofAdmissions at 605-658-6200 to guarantee enrollment.
  • Complete and submit your online Housing Application or Housing Exemption Request to live off campus.

    ALL students must complete either the housing application or housing exemption form prior to enrolling in classes.

NOTE: South Dakota Board of Regents Policy requires you to live on campus and enroll in a meal plan during the first two years immediately following your graduation from high school. Special permission to live off campus is generally granted to students living full time with parents or legal guardians, students enrolled primarily at off-campus locations and students with dependent children. Please see the complete SDBOR Housing & Meal Plans Policy 3:6 for information on policy exceptions and exemptions.

Should you decide not to attend the University of South Dakota after submitting your $100 deposit, you will have until  May 1 (Dec. 1 for studentsentering the spring semester) to submit a written request to receive a 50% refund of your original deposit. After May 1 (Dec. 1 for spring students), deposits will not be refunded if you choose to withdraw your application from the University.   

Immunization Requirements 

All new, readmitted and transferred students are required to provide medically signed proof of TWO properly administered MMR (Measles, Mumps,Rubella) immunizations OR immune titers for Measles (Rubeola), Rubella and Mumps. The immunization form must be completed before you can register for classes at USD.  Read more about the mandatory immunization form.

Download the Immunization Form

Set up your USD Email account and WebAdvisor access
  • Your USD email will become your primary source for important information from USD. Please check it regularly.
Set up your USD Email account

    • WebAdvisor is the online tool providing access to registration, SDePay (tuition payment and notifications), course listings and other facets of your academic career at USD.

Set up your WebAdvisor access


Now that you've been admitted to USD, you'll receive information on attending one of our Transfer Registration Events. You'll have the option of choosing from various registration dates throughout the summer (for fall admission) or in January (for spring admission). Transfer Registration is a required half-day program where you will meet with your advisors, register for classes and learn about the campus and the many resources available to you.

Transfer Registration Information

File your FAFSA

File your FAFSA by USD's priority deadline of April 1. List USD's code of 003474 on your FAFSA.

File your FAFSA

Computer Requirements

A personal computer is important to your academic and communication needs at college. Some academic programs require specific laptops. Check out these tips for selecting and preparing your computer to take full advantage of the computing resources available to you at USD.

Technology: Student Laptop Information

After You Register

Once again, congratulations and welcome to the Coyote Family!